Courses

By the end of this class, you will know how to define your retirement lifestyle, understand your income needs and create your own personal retirement checklist. Learn investment planning techniques and risk avoidance strategies. Don't get caught unprepared for retirement.


October 22-24, 2019, HCC 0140
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggling with low energy, and why your libido has disappeared. Hormones can influence behavior and mood, give zest for life or leave you dragging. Explore the connection between thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones, and how you can gain control.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019, HCC 0230
Are you living on your own for the first time or heading off to college and needing to hone your basic kitchen skills? If so, this class is for you. Spend the morning in this crash course on kitchen basics including sanitation, knife skills and essential cooking techniques. Learn to prepare easy meals and dishes sure to impress your friends and make you look like an expert.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition. Finish with different patterns, stitches and embellishments from nature. Materials provided.


Saturday, October 26, 2019, BEC 0152
Impress your friends and learn how to make those pricey, yet beautiful and delicious French cookies: Macarons and Madeleines dipped in chocolate.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, CUL 116
Summer is a great time to explore cooking with plant-based proteins. This class will help you discover a completely new menu of flavor and nutrition to satisfy your palate. Chef Holly will demonstrate proper preparation and cooking techniques using plant-based protein sources.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels and the brain. Inflammatory foods, poor digestion, and chronic stress all contribute to this type of inflammation. Learn about the causes, effects and remedies of this type of inflammation. Explore the anti-inflammatory diets now being used by millions to significantly improve their health, digestion and energy.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019, CHLAB 301
Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to explore the basics of energy healing and energy medicine. Learn the science behind these modalities and ways to augment your own health and well-being with some simple techniques that can increase energy, vitality, mental clarity and focus.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
How can you ensure your estate is passed on according to your wishes after you are gone? This class will give you an overview of estate planning and address the preparation and uses for power of attorney, advanced directives, trusts and wills.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, RTEC 136
How can you ensure your wishes are carried out when you are gone? Find out why living trusts are essential regardless of wealth. This overview of estate planning addresses probate, estate and capital gains taxes, health and long-term care planning, and legal and financial options.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019, BEC 0152
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, BEC 0152
Streamline your work in Excel by managing multiple worksheets, using conditional formatting, IF, DATE and LOOKUP functions, use templates and protect your worksheets.


October 23-25, 2019, CHLAB 207
December 4-11, 2019, CHLAB 207
This course is for experienced Excel users who want to learn tools including Flashfill, Styles, Text to Columns, Grouping Worksheets, SubTotals, PivotTables, Macros and more.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019, CHLAB 207
Explore your creativity with oil painting. Learn concepts in composition such as design, color and value. Take inspiration from still life in a fun and encouraging environment. Class includes demonstrations, hands-on participation and design coaching.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019, PRI 127
Thursday, October 17, 2019, BEC 0152
Join certified Fermentationist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Robbie Bianchi-Pray to learn about the exciting process of brewing traditional fermented Kombucha tea. All participants will go home with their own culture for lifelong brewing and the confidence to share their creations with friends! Bring $35.00 cash or check to class to pay instructor for starter kit (jar, starter culture and instructions).


Saturday, October 26, 2019, CUL 119
Join Matt Mormino, CFP and discover how to set a foundation of financial well-being. Any successful financial plan begins with the end in mind. Parents of young children face unique and important challenges. The earlier the planning starts, the more success you will have. Learn how to prioritize and plan for this new reality including college savings, protecting your family, and much more.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019, CCC 116
Join Matt Mormino, CFP and discover how to set a foundation of financial well-being. Saving for college is part of being a parent. Learn how to define specific goals for your family and child. Explore various funding vehicles that meet your needs and not the needs of a salesperson offering a fancy (and complicated) financial product.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019, CCC 116
Learn how to safely operate a forklift and earn your forklift operator's card upon successful completion.


Friday, October 11, 2019, RDM3 306
Bring a world of flavor to your dinner table with easy gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces. You will gain mastery in sauces of various ethnic traditions such as Mexican Mole Sauce, Thai Coconut Curry, Mediterranean Caper Sauce, and Spanish Romesco Sauce. These sauces are bursting with flavor while accommodating common dietary restrictions. Guaranteed to impress your family and dinner guests.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Ham Radio (amateur radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. Before you can get on the air, you need to be licensed and understand the rules to operate legally. This class will help you prepare to pass the Ham Radio Licensed Technician test and obtain your license so you can begin your journey into ham radio. Bring $15 check for cost of test. Students age 16 or older may register for this class but those under age 18 must attend with a paid parent or adult.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, HCC 0230
Saturday, November 16, 2019, HCC 0230
Saturday, February 15, 2020, HCC 0260
Saturday, March 21, 2020, HCC 0260
Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing, promotes relaxation, balance, and well-being using the life-force energy called Ki. Scientific studies have validated that Reiki treatments can shorten recovery times after surgeries and injuries, lower resting heart rate and blood pressure, and impart feelings of peace and calm. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki. Receive documentation of completion as a Reiki I practitioner. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Bring a pen, journal, water and a lunch.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Freshen up your summer picnic and potluck recipes. Learn to create healthy new side dishes and desserts that are sure to impress. Each dish 'travels well' to your destination and won't go bad on a warm summer day.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Research indicates there is a direct link between digestion and overall health. Learn about foods and herbs used throughout the world to attain and maintain digestive health. Leave with recipes to make easy herbal remedies at home.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019, BEC 0152
Adobe InDesign is an easy-to-use design and layout program used to create many types of documents. Learn to use InDesign's toolbox, manage palettes, identify menus and basic document management.


September 30, 2019 to October 2, 2019, LIB 0118
Discover how to take incredible photos with your iPhone! Learn to effectively use basic composition skills, image editing, and apps that add features and benefits.


Monday, October 7, 2019, CHLAB 301
Monday, November 4, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn to handle your culinary knives like a pro and take the fear out of dicing and slicing. Practice cutting a variety of vegetables to create a salad that students will enjoy at the end of class. Chef Candy will discuss the difference between sharpening and honing.


Saturday, January 18, 2020, CUL 117
Learn about safety when working with horses, while exploring your own leadership skills. Experience the language of horses, horse perspective and herd dynamics.


Saturday, September 28, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn what it takes to care for a horse including all aspects of health, housing, psychological well-being, grooming, handling, equipment and resources.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn how to select a horse for adoption, how to work with professionals in the field, how to navigate the world of horse tack and the costs associated with horses.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn basic sewing techniques in this hands-on class. Topics will include tips on which stitch to use, types of needles and when to use them, adjusting tension and different types of seams for various applications. Students will have the opportunity to complete one pillow case in this four-hour class. Materials are required for this class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security! Most Americans pay into Social Security for the majority of their lives.


Thursday, October 17, 2019, BEC 0152
Explore how foods like wheat and soy can interfere with thyroid function, while iodine and certain herbs can help. Fill out a thyroid questionnaire and learn to take your basal body temperature, an indicator of thyroid function.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a continual learning process. Professionals with previous MI training or practice will continue developing skills in their role supporting individuals to make and sustain behavior changes.


Friday, November 15, 2019, BEC 0154
This introduction covers the spirit, core skills and processes of MI, as well as the most current research of MI use and effective practice.


Friday, October 11, 2019, BEC 0154
Make your transition from peer to supervisor successful! Being promoted to a role supervising your former peers is one of the most difficult transitions to make in your career.


Friday, November 8, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn how to support your digestive, circulatory and immune systems to prevent a variety of health challenges that can occur with age. Examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can promote healthier living.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019, CHLAB 301
You and your pet can bring unconditional love and proven psychological and medical benefits. Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program is a great way to volunteer with your pet for visiting animal programs. This workshop will provide you with the skills needed to take the next step towards visiting with your pet in hospitals, nursing homes, classrooms and other facilities.


Saturday, September 28, 2019, CHLAB 301
Dive into the world of digital photography. Learn how to capture a beautiful image and use simple photo editing techniques to create a final product. Course includes an overview of basic camera controls as well as post-processing techniques. No experience required. Bring your camera and user's manual.


Saturday, September 28, 2019, RTEC 124
Saturday, October 26, 2019, MDR 115
Saturday, November 23, 2019, PRI 111
Saturday, January 18, 2020, RTEC 124
Nothing goes together quite like pizza and beer. The delicious combination of a cheesy, doughy pizza slice and a refreshing cold beer makes for a great casual meal. Students will spend the morning with Chef Candy creating the perfect pies to bake in an outside wood-fired oven. Enjoy your pizza with a sample of beers from Geist Beerworks of Redmond. Must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Before the weather warms up and entices you outside to dig in the dirt, spend some time studying planting calendars, researching plant varieties that flourish in Central Oregon and sharing ideas to get the most out of the gardening season. Learn the keys to successful gardening from an experienced Central Oregon gardener.


Saturday, February 22, 2020, HCC 0140
Saturday, March 7, 2020, RDM3 306
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language. Poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your prose writing game.


Saturday, December 7, 2019, HCC 0190
Project management skills are in growing demand and are often required in many different occupations and industries. Attend this free information session to learn about these skills and if you might benefit from certification. Registration is recommended.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Project management is becoming a vital part of many professions. Gain an overview of how to navigate all phases of project management, including how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control, and close out projects applying industry accepted project management best practices.


Friday, December 6, 2019, BEC 0154
Discover how to restore bone health with or without medication. Find out how bone-rebuilding medications work and the potential side effects so you can make an informed decision. You are invited to bring your DEXA scan report, if you have one.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn why medications can be essential for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in the short-term yet damaging to your digestion over time. Get relief without medications; stop suppressing the stomach acid that's essential to healthy digestion! Explore which foods and eating habits are most likely to produce the stomach swelling that aggravates GERD.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019, CHLAB 301
Want to learn to sew, but not sure how to use your sewing machine? This class is a great way to get started on your sewing adventure. Bring your machine and owner's manual and learn common features shared by all standard sewing machines, as well as some features specific to your model. This two-hour class is intended for the beginner with a portable, standard sewing machine (not specialty machines for quilting or embroidery).


Tuesday, October 8, 2019, BEC 0160
Thursday, October 10, 2019, BEC 0160
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, BEC 0160
Thursday, November 14, 2019, BEC 0160
The Spanish Health Care Interpreter training prepares bilingual individuals to serve as Health Care Interpreters in medical settings and meets the Oregon Health Care interpreter law standards for entry-level training and education.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Summer cooking doesn't need to be bland or difficult. Explore different vegetable recipes using four traditional curries (red, yellow, green, and orange). Each recipe is easily adaptable to mix and match with protein for an easy and delicious summer dinner. Bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. This course will provide you with in-depth information on the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices with your own, or a loved one's, health insurance.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, RTEC 209
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, CHLAB 301
Thursday, March 12, 2020, RDM3 306
Fall vegetables can be roasted to sweet caramelized perfection and paired with a rich flavorful cheese and a flaky pastry to make a delicious savory pie. Pair with a salad or soup and you have a hearty winter meal. Learn to make your own custom tailored galette and turnovers with a variety of vegetables, cheeses, herbs and nuts.


Saturday, November 2, 2019, CUL 116
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019, BEC 0152
Monday, November 4, 2019, RDM3 306
This class builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified class. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth. Materials provided.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019, BEC 0152
Monday, November 18, 2019, RDM3 306
This course is designed for those who like wine and want to know more about it, and for those who would like to enjoy wine and just don't know where to begin. Start with a tasting and analysis of the basic components of wine - sugar, acid, tannin, and alcohol, the foundation required to knowledgeably taste and analyze wines. Discover some of the most important wine grapes and wine regions by tasting, discussing, and scoring several wines. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Saturday, November 16, 2019, CUL 120
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects vary, but may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, or various rings. Great for beginners or those who have taken the class in the past and want to learn some new skills.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, RDM3 309
Saturday, November 9, 2019, BEC 0152
Join professional artist Barbara Berry as you learn the principles of translating what you see to paper. Refine your skills by practicing the concepts of volume, perspective, negative space, shading, line and more. Bring a 9" x 12" spiral bound sketchbook. All other materials provided.


Saturday, October 19, 2019, BEC 0152